DigameXtra No. 1587 Monday, March 30th 2020

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CORONA VIRUS HOTLINE: Information hotline for those who suspect they may have the coronavirus. Anyone experiencing symptoms should stay at home and dial 900 400 061 or 955 545 060 – and only call 112 in an emergency. http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202003/13/hotline-those-suspect-they-20200313114414-v.html


Please note that info and details are constantly changing. All info, to the best of my ability, is accurate as of publication, but please confirm any info critical to your situation!  -Ed.


NOTICE! : Most events are cancelled or postponed due to the pandemic. All stores besides food markets and pharmacies are closed. (Food delivery services may be possible, but confirm it). Confirm any business you intend to visit remains open. Business and Services posts in DigameXtra do not indicate the business is open during the lockdown unless they specifically mention they are remaining open. This situation changes hourly so call before going anywhere, other than businesses specifically exempted from the shutdowns during the alarm period  -Ed.


When you need reliable info consult The Citizens Advice Bureau Spain at https://www.citizensadvice.org.es/…or the website or Facebook page of your local Town Hall (Ayuntamiento). I suggest you check it daily.


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Malagalingo Language School: Free meeting online for everyone!! You are not alone, join us!!!
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Hanningtons Kitchens and Bathrooms: We have been installing kitchens and bathrooms here on the Costa for 13 years. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, highest standards of work and customer service.
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– Plastering, woodwork and floor leveling
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Prayer Requests: Due to the current situation, none of us can get to a church, so we have created a dedicated prayer team who are happy to give their time to pray for you and your friends or family, whatever your prayer need, finding peace of mind provides a foundation of strength to face any situation.
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Restaurants & Markets That Deliver

If you know for certain a restaurant is still delivering (none should be offering take-away at this point), have them send in the details including Name of Restaurant, Location, Phone Number, Hours and a photo of their menu (optional). Unfortunately I have received some inaccurate info from well meaning 3rd parties which has caused problems. So now these businesses must submit their own posts, although I will in this case allow them to post even if they are not subscribers. -Ed.


Bar Atila Home Delivery Service- Puente don Manuel: UPDATED HOURS
630 393 290 or WhatsApp
Deliveries 7 days a week 5.00pm – 8.00pm,
please pre-order well in advance because these times are very popular.
We are now fully licensed for Home Deliveries.
Please make your order from our menu below.
Sorry Payments in cash only.
Thank you for your understanding and please keep safe.
Contact Frank at Bar Atila for a home delivery
630 393 290 (WhatsApp)
Puente don Manuel


Restaurante NuevaTahona- Frigiliana: Delivering food daily 6 to 10pm. Delivery area approx 5Km from Plaza de las Tres Culturas 6, 29788 Frigiliana. DELIVERY ONLY.
+34 951 080 150
+34 651 361 514
(Thanks to Andrew C. for this info. -Ed.)


Offer of help from the Mayor and Torrox Council: If you know of any people who are old, sick or disabled, who live alone and do not have family close by or close friends to support them, and they need to get hold of medicinal supplies, etc., call (0034) 952 530 473 or email proteccioncivil@torrox.es.
Also, a list of supermarkets who will deliver:
-Congelados y alimentación “Virgin del Carmen”,
Carretera 128,
El Morche
Tel 670 891 052
No minimum purchase, no delivery charge
-Supermercado “El Pino”
Torrox Park
679 929 292
Will deliver to Torrox, Torrox Park, Peñoncillo, Torrox Costa
Minimum purchase 40 euros
-Cárnicas Malagueños, Torrox
Calle Pontil 30, Torrox
650 501 150 (Francis)
631 571 613 (Herminia)
666 268 655 (Janet)
Will deliver to Torrox village
-Supermercado Covirán El Morche
Calle axarquia, 3
El Morche
952 532 029
-Supermercado Jose
El Morche
676 275 622
-Supermercado Covirán “La “Despensa”
Carretera Almería, Edf. Los Llanos 3, local 13, La Carrara
El Morche
601638 672
Will deliver to Urb. Generación 27, area around Los Llanos and Santa Rosa
-mini Market Las Niñas
C/Dona Elisa Ortigosa, 3
654 359 488 Jose
634 783 584
Will deliver to Torrox pueblo, Rabitilla and Trocha
-Supermercado Covirán (Chelo)
C/Jose Ariza, 22 bajo, locales 5 & 6
653 124 226
No minimum purchase, no delivery charge to all of Torrox.
These shops have adapted to help support us. Let’s support our local shops.
Margaret Riordan, Torrox, MaRiordan at aol dot com
(Many thanks to Margaret for translating and typing all this out! -Ed.)


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Wanted: Strong sewing thread. Can anyone help provide strong cotton/thread for a group of volunteers who are making masks+hats for the frontline workers. There will be a collection arranged so it can get to the volunteers. Please if you have any thread call me (Sheila, Velez Malaga) on 640328051 or you can whatsapp me and I will pass you’re name and address on the the relevant person who is organizing the collection. Thank you in anticipation.


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News & Articles

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For the latest pandemic info visit:
World- https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
Spain- https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/spain/


World Coronavirus Cases:  www.worldometers.info , (Last updated- Sunday March 29, 2020, 19:47 GMT)
Coronavirus Cases: 714,153
Deaths: 33,617
Recovered: 150,881


Spain Coronavirus Cases: www.worldometers.info , (Last updated- Sunday March 29, 2020, 19:50 GMT)
Coronavirus Cases: 78,898
Deaths: 6,618
Recovered: 14,709


Andalucia Coronavirus Cases: (Updated Sunday 29 March 2020 @ 19:19).
New Cases: 405, significantly less than yesterday’s 484 !!
Total Cases: 4,682 people diagnosed with the disease.
However, Andalucia registered a record number of coronavirus-related deaths in the last 24 hours – 32 – totalling 207 for the region. Around 35 more patients are receiving intensive care unit (ICU) treatment, with the total number of those in critical condition reaching 201. Approximately, 2,293 patients with Covid-19 are hospitalised across the region.


Malaga Province: There are now confirmed 1,158 cases in Malaga province and 64 deaths related to Covid-19. The latest coronavirus case figures in the province of Malaga show an increase of 105 new cases of infection between Saturday and Sunday, double the 47 new positives the previous day.
Malaga province now has 1,158 confirmed cases and 64 deaths related to Covid-19.
This is according to the official figures released by the health authorities, however the real number of cases of infection is expected to be much higher.
It is considered that 80% of people with the virus only have minor symptoms and don’t go to a health centre and therefore have not been tested.
The number of cases is expected to increase significantly over the next few days as more tests, and MORE RELIABLE TESTS, are made available. A large supply of these testers have had to be returned to the manufacturer in China after it was discovered they were not accurate. Getting replacements will delay some testing.
Source: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202003/29/spain-registers-coronavirus-deaths-20200329131036.html  and  https://english.elpais.com/society/2020-03-27/unreliability-of-new-tests-delays-effort-to-slow-coronavirus-spread-in-spain.html


UK Coronavirus: www.worldometers.info , ( Last updated- Sunday March 29, 2020, 19:53 GMT)
Coronavirus Cases: 19,522
Deaths: 1,228
Recovered: 135


NATURGY SUSPENDS BILLS: The third largest electricity company in Spain has decided to suspend all bills to domestic customers for the next six months in order to ensure that they are able to cope with the negative financial effects of coronavirus. Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/03/27/good-news-spain/


111 Free Tools to Help You Through the Coronavirus Pandemic: These free tools can help your organization, team and family during this confusing and dangerous time. Full article and list of tools: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/347840?


First known cat infected with coronavirus reported in Belgium: A cat in Belgian has tested positive for the coronavirus after catching the potentially deadly bug from an infected owner, officials said Friday. The sick pet in Liège tested positive after showing classic symptoms of COVID-19 — including difficulty breathing — a week after its owner first fell sick, health officials told a press conference, the Brussels Times reports (In English- https://www.brusselstimes.com/all-news/belgium-all-news/103003/coronavirus-belgian-woman-infected-her-cat/).
While it is the first known infection of a cat, two dogs in Hong Kong have previously tested positive — with the first, a 17-year-old Pomeranian, dying after returning home from quarantine.
Meanwhile, the World Health Organization insists that there is “no evidence that a dog, cat or any pet can transmit COVID-19” to humans.
Full article: https://nypost.com/2020/03/27/first-known-cat-infected-with-coronavirus-reported-in-belgium/


Spain’s Government has clarified exactly which ‘essential’ services and activities will be exempt from tomorrow’s toughened restrictions:
The toughened lockdown rules mean that ‘all non-essential workers’ must remain at home from Monday March 30 until April 9, in an additional push to halt further spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19), said Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez. The additional restrictions were announced yesterday, and ratified in parliament earlier today. The Government has now also confirmed exactly who can go to work tomorrow.
In short, all those working in services related to the manufacturing, production and distribution of all ‘essential’ basic products and services, should continue to go to work from tomorrow. This includes:
-All security and law enforcement bodies, as well as armed forces, and of course, all medical/health professionals. All those working for companies/firms providing essential services to these main group also can continue to work.
-Carers (public and private) as well as those working in social security services, those involved in protecting victims of crime, or working in immigration/refugee centres.
-Transport workers and those employed by funeral services, cleaning/maintenance and refuse collection services.
-Staff of news/media/communications, as well associated printing firms and distributors.
-Those working for energy and water companies, as well as electricity, gas and water suppliers. This includes those producing and distributing related goods/parts, such as servicing central heating and air conditioning, etc.
-People employed in aerospace, defence, meteorology, telecommunications and essential IT/internet services.
-Those working in finance, insurance, customs, legal, tax and post offices.
-Workers involved with distribution and selling of food/drinks and all other essential items for primary needs – such as hygiene, health and medical/pharmaceutical products, as well as those providing home delivery for restaurants.
-Those involved in the manufacturing of chemicals, medical equipment, pharmaceuticals, food and drink, textiles, glass, tobacco, paper, card, batteries, as well materials required to produce basic ‘essential’ goods/equipment required by the any ‘essential’ product/service activity.
-Any service that’s required by any ‘essential’ service/product outlined above.
In short, “if you don’t work for an essential service or activity, you must remain at home for the next 15 days”, stated Sanchez. He ensured that jobs will be guaranteed after the lockdown, and that workers would continue to receive salaries.
“I’m conscious of the sacrifice that everyone is making, but this move will help us to further reduce the number of infections, and help to alleviate the increasing pressure on the country’s hospitals and intensive care units, which are at breaking point,” added Sanchez.

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You will then be offered a choice of information on the different issues.
The service also offers the option of speaking to an operator for those requiring further information or with a specific query not dealt with by the automated options. Source: https://www.thelocal.es/20200218/spain-launches-dedicated-brexit-hotline

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Weekly Markets
Monday: Torrox Costa
Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
Thursday: Velez Malaga, Torre del Mar, Frigiliana
Friday: Almunecar, Salobrena, La Herradura- Summers only
Saturday: Competa, Mezquitilla@Algarrobo behind the Sala Ottowa
Sunday: Velez Malaga, Nerja Car Boot

Nerja 952 524 519
Torrox: 952 531 030
Frigiliana: 952 533 231

Phone numbers for emergencies
Emergency Svcs.: 112
National Police: 091
Guardia Civil: 062
Ambulance: 061
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
Emergency English Help Line: 902 102 112

Local Police
Torrox: 952 539 828
Nerja: 952 521 545
Frigiliana: 952 533 126
Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

Local News in English, The Sur: http://www.surinenglish.com/
Local News in English, The Local: https://www.thelocal.es/
Spain National News in English, El Pais: https://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html
EU News in English, EuroWeekly: https://www.euroweeklynews.com
Local Weather: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/torre-del-mar/306652/weather-forecast/306652
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